:help:Can you help me find a small woodturning lathe that is reasonably priced on the web?
Yes it is doable. I would definitely use 110V and not a invertor from 12V to 110V. I don't think a invertor will provide enough power. A friend of mine used take this lathe with him when he started traveling. Turncrafter Commander 10" Multi Speed Midi Lathe at Penn State Industries Now he has this lathe which he likes a lot. This lathe would do probably anything you wanted to do. He says he just loves it. Turncrafter Commander 12" Variable Speed Midi Lathe at Penn State Industries
He says even with small bowls the blanks must be pretty round and fairly balanced. Unless you go a little higher in price as the second lathe I showed you with Variable speed it.